The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

October 6, 2014

“The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him.” Lamentations 3:25a (AMP)

Sometimes I see God answer my prayers right away. I’m excited, thankful and ready to tell everyone about His goodness. Then, there are those other times when my prayers linger and miracles seem far away. As time creeps on, my doubts creep in.

I used to think waiting on God to answer my prayers was like playing a game. Who would last the longest? Would I continue to ask, plead and persevere? Or would I give up first because I was tired of waiting? Or maybe God would give me what I wanted because He was tired of hearing all my whining and complaining.

If my prayers were answered quickly, I’d give Jesus a quick spiritual high-five, shout Hallelujah! and then move on to my next request. But, if time went on and my miracle didn’t show up, I’d get discouraged and frustrated. My waiting turned to worry. My perseverance shifted to pouting.

Lord, why haven’t You answered my prayers? What are You waiting for? Can’t You see me struggling? You’re taking too long and I just don’t understand why.

I began to think God might be holding out on me. Maybe He really didn’t care about me. Or, maybe my circumstances weren’t important enough to Him.

But as I grew in my relationship with the Lord and learned to understand His character, my attitude changed. I realized how much God loves me and knows the desires tucked deep inside my heart. He promises to meet my needs (Philippians 4:19), and His miracles are not a thing of the past.

Today’s key verse tells us that after we pray and ask God for a need, want or desire, we should wait with expectancy and hope.

You might be thinking, Leah, you just don’t understand. I’ve been waiting for God to answer my prayers for so long.

Maybe you’ve resigned to believing there’s no hope. Sure, you started out confident and faith-filled, but as time goes by you’ve started to wonder if any good can come from your circumstances.

Maybe you’ve wrapped an invisible wall around your heart so you won’t be disappointed if God doesn’t come through for you.

Friend, I understand. I’ve been there. I’ve felt that way, too, and it’s a lonely place to live each day.

So what does it look like to have an attitude of hope and expectancy as we wait on the Lord to answer our prayers?

I’ve learned to intentionally shift my focus to three things:

God’s Promises: I read Bible verses and speak them aloud daily. As the power of God’s Word weaves hope into my prayers, encouragement fills the empty places in my heart. I’m reminded once again of God’s unfailing love and faithfulness.

Praise & Worship: I listen to praise music throughout the day in my house, car and at work in my office. The lyrics and melodies splash over me with joy as I sing along. I sense God’s peace and pleasure and in those sweet moments, my worries fade, turning my doubts into confident expectancy.

Thanksgiving: I thank God for the answered prayers and miracles in my past. I remember how God always came through in those tough times of great need, and I thank Him in advance for His answers yet to come.

If you’ve asked God for answers but find yourself waiting longer than you planned, take a moment now to thank Him in advance for His answer. Trust that He is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Don’t give up. Look forward in hope and expectancy for Him to respond and remember that the Lord is good to those who seek Him.

Lord, thank You for remaining faithful to me. Help me have hope and expectancy as I wait for Your answers to my prayers. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Isaiah 30:15a, “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength …'” (NIV)

Isaiah 30:18, “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” (NIV)

RELATED RESOURCES:
Julie Gillies’ book, Prayers for a Woman’s Soul will refresh your heart and help you pray for yourself.

Stop by Leah DiPascal’s blog and share a prayer request that you’re waiting for God to answer. Leah would love to pray for you today!

REFLECT AND RESPOND:
When was the last time you thanked God in advance for an answer to your prayers?

Write Isaiah 30:18 on a 3×5 card and replace the word “you” with your name. Speak this verse aloud throughout today and wait expectantly as you seek the Lord in prayer.

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Comments

  1. delecia taylor says:

    I think it was meant for me to read that. Can you send me daily scriptures. I am very inspired by Proverbs and I like your site. Thank you in advance. Be Blessed.

  2. Thanks for Proverbs ministry.May it be a vessel of hope to all who ur hurting and help us seek more of Him in these last days.Stay blessed

  3. My incredible husband, Ron Smith last thanked God for answering our prayers when He blessed us with being able to relocate to Eden Supportive Living Champaign. God is incredible. Incredible is His power when it comes to blessing us immensely. My husband and I could never ask the Lord for anything better. We’re being blessed all the time. Each and every new day, God ends up blessing us in a whole new way that we don’t expect.
    “The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and e…xpectantly for Him, to those who seek Him.” Lamentations 3:25a (AMP)
    Wow! What an incredible verse to remember! We need to wait patiently for God to answer our prayers. We should seek Him at all times. God is good to those of us who wait hopefully, expecting Him to do wonderful things in and through our lives at all times.
    ‘Lord, thank You for remaining faithful to me. Help me have hope and expectancy as I wait for Your answers to my prayers. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”~Leah DiPascal
    Wow! What an awesome prayer! We should always thank God for remaining faithful to us at all times. We should ask Him to help us have hope that He will eventually answer our prayers as He sees appropriate that is best and in the very best interest of us.
    Isaiah 30:15a, “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength …’” (NIV)
    Wow! How Powerful! God is our sovereign Lord. He is the Holy One of Israel. He wants us to remember that his salvation is in repentance and salvation. If we quietly remain in His presence, He will give us the strength we are longing for. In His presence, we can find rest.
    Isaiah 30:18, “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” (NIV)
    Wow! What a very powerful thought! Not only is God sovereign and holy, but he wants to be gracious to us. He will rise to show us just how much he really cares for us. The Lord is a God who is just. Those of us who wait for Him will be ever so blessed.

  4. Thembisile Mutlanyana says:

    Amen! Thank you Lord, as I wait in expectancy and hope that lord, heared my prayers for He is a gracious and faithful God. Hallelujah!!!

  5. Great devo. Just spent 59 days 400 miles from home and 44 of those days in the hospital due to surgery complications. I have been getting alot of practice waiting on The Lord for answers to prayers, especially in regard to my health- issues temporary or permanent? Lord, please let my vocal cords move. Needing a tracheotomy for a secure airway due to the paralyzed vocal cords that still did not move. I do not understand this journey and I trust You. Waiting for His answers assures us of getting His best for us, even if we can’t see it yet. It means we are blessed to be part of a bigger and better plan and so we wait. Waiting is about learning to trust God in His answers, His promises, and His timing. I am living in the waiting season. I thank God for His faithfulness and for what He is already doing to give me His best answer. And while I am waiting, what does God want me to learn? What more do You have for me that I might miss without the waiting?

    • Wow, Deborah, you are waiting on something big. May God encourage you daily and increase your hope as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13 is my favorite verse for hope while waiting. Blessings to you sister, and may the Lord bring healing.

    • Hi Deborah,
      Just a small note to let you know I just said a prayer for you. May GOD grant you today a very special measure of encouragement. May you soar “on the wings of eagles” as you wait upon Him. May He crown you with the richest of His blessings, sweet friend. 🙂 Your Sister in Christ, Angie

  6. Trina Davis says:

    Thank you for this. This is a reminder that I need quite often.

    You see, we have a 4 year old son, Sammy. He is a miracle because I was told it would be harder for me to get pregnant due to a pituitary tumor. I always wanted kids. God gave us Sammy. I’ve never wanted him to be an only child. When he was 2 our second son was born, Deacon. He was 12 wks early & only lived 6 days.

    We have prayed & prayed for God to give us more children. Deacon has been gone for almost 2yrs. We’ve been unsuccessful in getting pregnant. We actually found out a month ago that I have severe endometriosis. I am being treated for it with hopes of getting pregnant soon after I finish treatment. (But i’m not getting any younger. I’ll be 36 in a few months.)

    It feels like God has just forgotten about us. Sometimes it feels like we’re being punished. All of my friends are getting what we’re praying for. All of Sammy’s friends have siblings. He is the only one in his little group of friends that is an only child. He prays for brothers and sisters daily. It breaks my heart.

    I know God had a plan for taking Deacon and He has a plan for our lives here. The waiting is just so hard. Please pray for my husband, my son, and myself.

    • Hi Trina,

      Just said a prayer for you.

      I’m 35 years old. Just this year I had a miscarriage. I was really struggling with the grief over this past weekend. I can’t even imagine (I was just thinking last night) the pain of actually losing a child after seeing and holding them. I have three, and I’ve thought of how that would feel to suddenly be without one of them. My heart breaks just to think about it. My heart bleeds for you, sweet friend.

      I pray that GOD will reach down His mighty hand and open your womb, and dry your tears.

      In Him, Angie

    • Trina, I”m praying for you today ~ asking God to help you find a skillful surgeon with hope that once the endometriosis is removed, you will conceive and give birth to a heathy baby. Praying for Sammy as he too waits patiently for a little brother or sister.
      Blessings,
      Leah

    • Gwenn Pruett says:

      In HIs Word, God tells us He knew us before we were. It also says He has our names engraved on the palms of His hands ( How precious- he carries us in His hands everywhere). I have 2 older “kids”: Matthew is now 41 & Molly is 39. After having them, I thought my family was complete. I was blessed with a daughter 24 yrs later! I became a “3 M company.” Melissa just turned 18 on Sept 25th- 9 months from Christmas Day. I was 44. God knew the plans He had for me. I cannot imagine life without this youngest one. Trina, I will keep you in my prayers. BLESSINGS, Gwenn:)

    • Trina,
      I am praying for you today.
      My husband and I have a 3 year old and have been praying for another child. We have dealt with infertility and had two miscarriages. The waiting and the questions from your child are so hard.
      Asking God to restore your health so you can grow a healthy baby and that we know that God’s timing is perfect, even though it is so hard to see right now.

    • Hi Trina,

      I lost a 16 year old son to cancer in 1999. He was my heart. I remarried in 2002 at the age of 45 and was not planning to have any other children. The Lord had other plans. I had a healthy baby boy in November 2003. I was 46 years old when I had him. He is a blessing and I thank the Lord for allowing me to be his and his older brothers mother. I will pray for you and your family.

  7. Ana waits... says:

    I am amazed how wonderful God is to me. Nothing just happens, nothing! God planned this for me and you. Right now my life has been the most trying ever. I have never felt so much pain and hope. God is revealing Himself to me everyday. I know God is in control, though the liner He makes us wait the scared we get and impatient. But again thank you Lord for putting this here, bringing me to this verse and telling me you will answer. I will continue to beg you abs know you are listening. You are my awesome God, nothing happens without reason … without you!

    • Ana, your prayers are never wasted. God loves you and hears your cries. He always has your best interest in mind. Even though we don’t always understand His ways, His timing is always perfect. Continue trusting the Lord and don’t give up asking.

  8. DEBORAH: thanking God for the blessings he has in store for you and that he will heal you and restore you to health so that you can continue to praise him with your beautiful voice..He tells us..”Be still and know that I am God”. Lifting prayer for you right now!

  9. Leah, I really appreciate these three practical suggestions for holding on to hope and a joyful attitude while we wait. God’s Promises, Praise and Worship, and Thanksgiving. These transform our waiting from being miserable. I serve in Turkey and prayed for EIGHT YEARS for a husband for my muslim background Christian sister. I encouraged her not to date non-believers and to trust God to provide a Christian husband–in a country 99.9 % Muslim–and at the end I was wondering, “Okay, Lord, ARE you going to come through?”

    Now I’m rejoicing because she’s been married two years to a mature Christian man: a miracle of God’s provision. I always remember this when I’m discouraged over having to wait…

    • Betsy, what a beautiful testimony of God saying “yes” as you persistently and consistently prayed for your sister to marry a Christian man. Nothing is impossible with God ~ Amen!

      • Helen Schirmer says:

        I have prayed for three years for a godly man to come into my life. Nothing has changed. I was divorced after nearly 35 yrs of marriage. My non believing husband left me for a married woman he began an affair with. Our grown children no longer have a relationship with their father either. My lovely Christ believing sister suggests that my ministry could be to divorced ladies wanting the same restoration I seek. To have well place hope that they will again have godly earthly protectors and providers they lost and have love and companionship restored to them. How can I encourage others? It is like my ex husband put me away as men did to the wives of their youth, never to have another spouse. In fact, there are very few single Christian men even attending church , nor do they desire marriage partners or pursue women to ask them out either. I have heard from Christian single ladies I know that tried the Christian Mingle dating site and got no good results there and gave up. Based on my personal experience, I could not give any encouragement as I have had no change or assistance from God. Has sin taken over the world so much that the likelihood of remarriage is very slim to none? Are we to only see God staying out of it as he is letting the results of sin run their course? Is that he will in action? The reality we are shown is that all the good ones are indeed taken. I have to fight off loneliness and depression. I know other women do too. Unless you have been through a divorce, you do not know how bad it is. I am not understanding how reading God hates divorce matters in a practical sense. It is certainly no deterrent to those who break up their marriages for greener grass. Nor God’s stated hate of divorce is not comfort to women put through it, when they cannot again find a godly man for a loving remarriage.

        • I believe it is God’s will for you to pray for marriage reconciliation. I too am divorced after 30 years of marriage. Early in my separation I prayed to God to let me know His will for my marriage as it was very troubled. I asked God to give me a dream and tell me His will. That very night I had a dream where I was standing in front of a blank white wall. All of a sudden two words were written on it…. the words were Marriage Reconciliation. That was God’s promise to me. I cling to that promise and when my divorce finalized I didn’t understand why. But I continue to trust, have faith, and pray for God to give me His miracle of a restored marriage. Perhaps that is why you have not found another man. It is not God’s will.

        • I just stumbled on here tonight.
          It’s after 2 am where I live but, I have to ask you Helen…..how are you today?
          ?

  10. Amen and Amen. Theank you for reviving my hope.

  11. Deborah, I’ve prayed for you. Lord please send your total healing cos I thank you that by the stripes of Jesus we are healed… It is well with you! God loves you and the healing will be to His glory.
    Trina, I’m praying for you too… Sorry to hear all your trials. I pray God himself will visit you and soak you in His love. It may not be your plan to have just one, but i think you’re blessed to have a miracle child.. God always knows what He’s doing, I’ve found that out in the midst of being ill and unable to work this past year & some!
    It’s never too easy waiting when there seems to be circumstances after circumstances. I’m waiting for something that to me seems big but I’m sure God’s got this and is working it out for my good so like you said I’m gonna praise Him in advance.
    Thanks for the article Leah. God bless! 🙂

    • Lil ~ thank you for taking time to reach out to these women today and pray for them. I’m asking God to bless in you in a very special way and multiple the time you’ve given to share the love of Jesus with them.

  12. Hello Leah,
    Thank you for this encouragement. I need prayer. I have an appointment with a literary agent on the 24th and 25th of October. It is one of the agencies that I would love to work with. In fact, it is my dream agency. I’ve already been turned down twice, but this time I have an appointment.
    Please be standing with me that I find favor and good understanding with the agent that is interviewing me. I am claiming Proverbs 3:3-4 that I won’t let mercy and truth forsake me. I have crowned them around my neck, I have written them on the table of my heart. So shall I find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
    I thank you very much for your prayer support. Your message this morning really spoke to my heart and painted my situation clearly.

    Shalom,
    Patricia

    • Hi Patricia,

      Just said a prayer for you as well. Remember that this promise is true no matter what the outcome may be. Surely, if the Lord wants your work to take this route, He will open the door for you. If He has not chosen this direction for your work, then you can still rejoice, for He has even better plans for you! He will always allow His work to go in the direction He chooses, and in His perfect timing. 🙂 May God richly bless you! In Him, Angie

    • Patricia, I couldn’t have said it any better than Angela as she shares the hope you have in Christ. When the timing is right, God will open those doors. Continue to commit your plans to the Lord and they will succeed {Proverbs 16:3}.

  13. Thank you for this reminder. My husband and I are missionaries and are in the middle of raising our team of prayer and financial partners. It is taking a lot longer than we thought and we have been very discouraged at times. We know He can see the bigger picture and purpose of why we are still in the midst of it but sometimes it is just hard!

    • Joy, I’m praying that God will reap a tremendous harvest through you/husband’s missionary efforts. Keep trusting Him as you keep taking steps forward. God promises to provide all your needs according to His riches and glory!

  14. I am struggling with an unanswered prayer, waiting, getting discouraged. Thank for reminding me to be firm in my trust.

    • Lisa, don’t give up sweet friend. The Lord hears your prayers and promises is Jeremiah 33: 3 that when you call on Him, He will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know yet. Your answer is coming!

  15. What an on time word. God knows all things, even in the midst of our doubt. We’ve heard it time and time again, but His timing is truly Divine.

  16. Loretta pfoff says:

    What a blessing this daily devotional was to me today. I plan to copy and give out to my Bible/prayer group.

  17. TaffanyMartin says:

    The past couple of weeks, my faith has been tested to the core. I’m learning about God and His attributes… Although I’d like to give up, especially after last night. My husband got hit by another car on his way home. I’m thankful he’s ok. I even thought to myself, you don’t have to believe in God to be thankful.. But after talking with my godly mentor and then reading this right when I woke up… I am understanding through all the mess that has happened the past couple of weeks, GOD IS STILL GOOD and that I should EXPECT Him to answer my prayers and have HOPE. Thanks to my mentor for not giving up on me and thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness. Honestly… I have been saved from becoming somebody who had stopped believing. I’m still standing because God IS still good!!

    • Taffany, I’m so thankful that God has brought you a mentor to encourage you when life gets rough and doubt creeps in. God will bless you for your continued obedience and trust in Him. I’m so glad to hear your husband it okay after being hit by a car. That’s a miracle!

  18. I have been waiting for an answer from the Lord concerning my marriage and I have to admit I want
    to give up But what I am learning God is working on me.

  19. I have been praying for my husband for 3.5 years. We almost lost our marriage back then and I knew I had a choice to make. I chose us over sin and a broken family. It’s been very hard, and we struggle to re-commit to that decision everyday. But now I am rejoicing, he has begun to grow spiritually and his heart has changed. I know God has plans for us to do some great things in our small town. Now I can only wait and pray for those things to be revealed. Thank you Lord for my husband and our commitment to each other and the generations that follow us. Amen.

    • Katie, what a beautiful testimony of how God restored your broken marriage. I believe He wants to begin that good work in you today; instead of some day, as you and your husband do great things in His name throughout your small town.

  20. Thank you so much for speaking Truth! Oh how we need to be reminded that God does answer our prayers – as my heavenly Father, He knows what’s best for me. My mind sees in such a ‘small’ way & He sees the big picture. Sometimes the answer is an instant yes or no and other times its ‘wait’. My heart is learning His heart and reminded to rejoice and be content in any and all circumstances. Our church is going through a challenge so this is a timely reminder that “His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways”. We’re seeing some amazing changes as He purifies His bride! Thanks again!

  21. Good morning, thank you for this devotion and for the opportunity to request prayers.
    I have and I am still going through waiting on the Lord my Savior for His miracle in answer to my prayers I got discouraged many a times and was so unsure is it pleasing to God my prayer request but I continue to ask Him in prayer on and off. It has been years.
    I am praying for my husband his salvation and for God to open up the prison doors for him as in Isaiah 61. For His protection and his health, for restoration of our family.
    I am also praying for my nephew Sean for God to protect him too and help him in all his ways for him to come back to a personal relationship with His Savior JESUS. For him to be able to see how he has changed and I ask The Lord to give Sean strength and courage and a peace in his job no matter how hard it is or how hard it gets. I thank God for His Mercy and His Grace over Sean’s and his family lives I pray for forgiveness for him and his wife and children. I pray God protect him from his past and I pray his wife be supportive of him and not against him. I ask for Gods Perfect Will for Sean and his family I Jesus name. I ask also for prayers for me I am scheduled to have open surgery on October 21 For hysterectomy and it has to be Open surgery cannot be laparoscopic or robotic. Thank you for praying together with me for my prayer request. I will do as today’s devotion guides me too.
    God bless you.

    • Angela, I’m agreeing with you in prayer this morning for the salvation of your husband and nephew, Sean. I’m also praying that your surgery goes well, your recovery time is quick and that the joy of the LORD will be your strength through it all. Bless you, sweet friend!

  22. Virginia Lucero says:

    I’m Am glad to receive P31 Daily encouragements, however in today’s there is not Lamations 3:25. The chapter only has 22 verses?
    So where is the scripture reference found???

    • Hi
      Lamentations 3 has 66 verses. My bible has Lamentations 3:25 as, “The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him”.
      God’s blessings to you.

  23. Thank you Jesus for this word that you knew I needed today. Thank you for showing me how to wait expectantly and joyfully for I know now that my prayers have already been answered and that you are a mountain mover, a deliverer, my father!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen

  24. I am asking for prayer for my oldest adult child, David. He has made some bad choices and has 2 court dates later this month in October which could result in jailtime. He is currently on probation. He has a tendency to self-medicate which sometimes results in seizures. He is not a Christian. I also ask prayer for my husband and 2 other children who are not Christians either. I don’t feel my prayers are enough to get us thru these hard times.

    • Jackie, I’m agreeing with in prayer today as we both lift up your husband and your children, asking God to soften their hearts so that they would come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior. Also that your son, David would become a man after God’s own heart just like King David in the Old Testament. God can take our biggest mess-ups and turn them into the greatest messages for His glory if we trust and obey Him.

  25. My husband and father have both been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The lump in my throat can hardly hold back the tears as both have different journeys they are undertaking. But I know that God has answered prayers given on each of their behalf. Today as I drove home from work I was near my private crying time when I heard your devotional. I think it was meant for me to tune in on your radio broadcast to hear The Waiting Game. I’ll be sharing with my mother. Thank you.

    • Toni, I’m so very sorry to hear about your husband and father’s diagnosis. My cousin was diagnosed with terminal cancer over 10 years ago and she is alive & well today, sharing the miracle God has done in her life. God is our Mighty Healer and I’m asking for restored health and complete healing for your husband and father. Also for God to comfort you and provide your every need as you take care of them.

  26. Nancy Silvers says:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful devotion! My adult daughter has not spoken to me for 5 years, she’s even moved to a different state and changed her cell phone number, due to things that happened when she she was a child. Choices I can not go back and change. Every day I thank God that HE is working in both our lives and HE will bring back restoration of our relationship in HIS time. I pray Matthew 19:26 over this need. “And Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible but with God ALL things are possible!'” I know it will happen one day because God’s Word is true and does not come back void. God bless you today and always!

  27. Dear Leah,
    Thank you for your encouraging words today, when dreams are shattered. I have been praying for my Boaz for over 30 years now and thought I had met him, and in the last three years also thought we were going to be joined as one and do a great work for the Lord…. I continue to pray and seek God’s face, but silence. Please pray that the Lord will grant me with discernment, favor and that my eyes are open to His divine will in my life. More importantly, that I accept the things I cannot change and have peace about. I know God is good and all things work together for those who love Him….I continue to pray for my hope and trust in Him alone! Thank you for any advice and prayer you can give! God bless!

    • Jean, I’m praying you will receive the peace, comfort, joy and contentment your Eternal Groom, Jesus, has for you, as you wait on your earthly Boaz. Trust that God’s love for you is unfailing and that He always has your best interest in mind.

  28. Thank you for reminding me of this. My 14 year old daughter has been battling cancer for two years and we go for a MRI today and we wont know the results til Wednesday. Thank your for reminding me to pray without ceasing and trust in his plan.

  29. Can you share which Bible verses you go to, please?

    • Beth, here is a link to free printables that include numerous Bible verses {per topic} that you can download today. http://bit.ly/1COOtGh. If the link doesn’t work, you can go to my website and click on the “giveaways” tab. There you’ll find lots of Bible verses to choose from.

  30. This devotion was for me this morning. I have been praying but doubt creeps in and I feel like the faithless generation that Jesus speaks about. Thanks so much for this ministry. Yet again it has blessed my life.

  31. This message is the encouragement I needed today.
    May God continue to bless you

  32. This devotion is the perfect reminder I needed today. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love how the Lord speaks to us thru these beautiful words.

  33. Thank you so much for sharing this today. It was definitely what I needed!! I’m anxiously waiting to hear whether I’m getting a job I interviewed for last week within my company. My current job is being eliminated 10/31.

  34. Thank you so much for this devotional – most timely!

  35. Hi all I am defiantly waiting. College went wrong, car repossession , no friends ,a lot of other things too I keep between me and God- this I trust God with. No one seems to want to hire me. God is good and I do not have a clue what h e is doing. 89,090 in debt and children to raise. I wait. Thanks for the reminder to give thanks and wait. N o t waiting can be bad. We will operate on our own. God bless you all ! Pray for us and Lord I pray all peace upon the spirits of these ladies and their families in Jesus name and his only for we are not good he is !!! Amen!! Lord let us hear you and follow and wait.

  36. This was a right on time word for me today. Blessings to you! 🙂

  37. Hello I needed to hear that today I have been having alot of struggles And been praying for certain things to come to pass so i could have stabilty in my life job and my own place I do remember the blessing god Have gave me And I hold on to that But it hard To wait and keep praying
    no it his time And to thank him everyday Thank you Carolyn

  38. My hubby and I had infertility issues for years. We were blessed with two kids three years apart, and still feeling like our family was incomplete, prayed for another. It was over 7 years, many infertility treatments and adoption plans before God would bless us with our daughter (through adoption) and two weeks later we found out we were expecting our son. God chose to make us wait and pray for each of our kids, at times I felt he couldn’t hear me and we wouldn’t be blessed with a child. But now our family is a family of 6! And now, after over 10 years of an infertility journey I see He was with us all along and our family wouldn’t be the same if it was planned “our” way. He is with you and hears you!

    • Nicole, thank you for sharing your story. It is a ray of light to other women who are visiting the P31 site and struggling with infertility. Your story gives them hope to keep asking, waiting and trusting God for their own little miracle wrapped in a baby blanket.

  39. Answered prayer…..I praise God for answered prayer. I have been praying for a specific prayer for help in my finances…..I prayed for 16 months and God answered my prayer in ways I never could have seen. So, yes, thank God always for past and future answers and stay in the word!

    • Carol, thank you for sharing how God answered your prayers after 16 months of waiting for His plan to be revealed. I believe your worlds will give others encouragement today as stop by and leave prayer requests on the P31 site.

  40. Emily Sheela Koshy says:

    Please pray for me. I wait on God for a promotion I have been denied twice. I know God has great things planned for me but I just don’t know what or when. Some days are good but some are hard and I find myself doubting in God. I just want dicipline to stay focused on Jesus and patience to wait on God and his plan for my life

    • Emily, I’m praying God will give you a greater awareness of His presence and provision in your life. That as you seek Him in prayer for that promotion, He will respond with even greater gifts from heaven that will leave you speechless, accept to say “God, You are Amazing!”

  41. hi, i loved the end of your one paragraph about trusting him to be working behind the
    scenes..i retired about 6 mos ago after 18 yrs. in the fast food business; it was time to
    destress & RELAX..when i retired, my husband & i had anticipated i would take the
    summer off to get back to a happy place for me & then go back to work; i love working..serving the public..the opportunity i was hoping for came thru per say but
    w/alot of restrictions..i turned it down..as thru your story i am hoping he is working
    BEHIND THE SCENES FOR ME & i may have a 2nd chance if that is where i am
    supposed to be..as well one of my favorite quotes “what is impossible with man is
    possible with God”..so we shall see..that paragraph gave me renewed hope..

    this is the 1st time in 18 yrs..i have had wknds off with my husband & I LOVE IT.. &
    even if i could get every other wknd off..w/a few more allowances i would be a happy
    camper..thank you guys for listening.. i just wanted to thank leah for her words of
    encouragement….thank you again….kathy

  42. Mindy C Nicodemus says:

    Wow, this is exactly what I needed today! I have been struggling with having Faith, and may still struggle at times, but I do know that our God is a Gracious God and that he has a major plan for me. He has blessed me tremendously, beyond what I deserve. Now it’s up to me to keep praying without ceasing so that I can let Him work all of my worries out and let Him surround me with the grace and mercy that only he can give. I have made my mind up to not let the devil have a chance. To wake up each morning and make the devil afraid of me. To start each day with a prayer of thanksgiving and to constantly pray for Gods grace to work throughout each day. I am struggling now, but I know that my God will conquer all and help me through!! Thank you for sharing!! Thank you Jesus for having mercy on me, thank you Jesus for your Grace and please be with me throughout this week to keep me safe. You know the number one need for me right now, and I trust that You will fulfill that need in Your Time! In Jesus Name Amen!!

  43. Dante Brambard says:

    Amen!
    it really helped me, cause right now im having a really bad time…
    Doubts, lack of motivation, ran out of ideas, a troubling pain in my chest…
    But always faithful to God…

  44. This post brought me to tears. This past year I have had the joy of finding out I was pregnant with my second child. 12 weeks later no heart beat. The past several months I have been through the pain of a positive pregnancy test and a week later miscarriage 3 times. Every where I turn I see friends and strangers pregnant. I do not understand why after years of trying to convince my husband to have a 2nd, he finally is on board and this happens. Everyone tells me to trust and believe but it is so hard not to climb into a hole.
    This post was the encouragement I needed to continue to believe and hope that God still knows my hearts desire and He cares for me. Thank you.

    • Sarah, I’m so sorry to hear about your miscarriages. Your heartache must be great and your questions endless. I’m asking God to comfort you today and wipe away your tears. Each one that fell from you face has safely landed in the palm of God’s hand. Your Heavenly Father also experienced the emotions of a grieving parent as He watched His son, Jesus, die on the cross for us. He knows your pain and hears your cries. Trust that in time, His plans will be revealed.

  45. Kathy Fogal says:

    Leah….I am so glad to read your devotion today!!!!! It was just what I needed. My scripture reading in my quiet time was from Isaiah and focused on waiting. I have been waiting and praying on something for a while now and felt rather discouraged this morning. Your devotion confirmed what I needed to hear: we will wait expectantly for the Lord, with hope. Sending hugs and love, Kathy Fogal.

    • Hi Kathy, it’s wonderful hearing from you! I’m so glad God used my devotional to encourage and bring you hope as you wait on His perfect timing and answers. He has already done so many miracles in your family’s life. You are a beautiful testimony of the restoration grace of God. Hugs, Leah

  46. When do you know He is not answering because the answer is just plain out no? I am trying to reunite with my husband after a 8 year Separation. In January of 2014 I asked him if he wanted to work on it and he said he would think about it I found this out because I wrote it all down in my journal. Actually in November of 2013 The Holy Spirit started convicting me of my sinful life and that my place was back with my husband. That was what led to the January 2014 request. He and I actually started mending our relationship in Late May 2014 and I knew he was going through the motions but I knew he did not feel love in his heart for me and when I confronted him that I knew he had no real love in his heart for me he admitted it. He explained my leaving hurt him deeply and he was unsure of allowing himself to love me like that again. Now it is almost November 2014 and it has been a year that the Holy Spirit Convicted me to go back. I know that was the right choice because my soul felt at Peace with it. But when do I just have to realize no matter how good of friends we have been all through the separation that he can no longer love me as a man should love his wife.? When do you make the determination that the answer to the prayer was no? We have been in Pastoral counselling and he said that I do meet his number one emotional need. and he just does not know if he can trust me not to break his heart again and so he cannot let himself open up. (We are celibate) but I do snuggle with him and he will kiss me and hug me but there is just nothing there so how do I make the determination that maybe the answer is no?

  47. Exactly what I needed to hear today. I have such a hard time with “Be still and know…” I am a planner and I want to know if, when, how, where, and who. Last night I cried out to God, “Why won’t you answer? What do I need to do? What am I doing wrong?” And this morning…this devotion. Thank you.

  48. Thank you so much for this devotional today. It was certainly what I needed to hear. I lost my job in August through no fault of my own and currently have no plan for the next steps in my life. It has been a very frightening time for me financially and emotionally and I have been wondering lately whether God even cares about this situation. I continue to try and have faith but find myself facing doubt and disbelief. Thank you so much for sharing this devotional and showing me that God does cares about me.

  49. Dwan Grooms says:

    I needed this today as I pray for restoration of my marriage. This has been the hardest thing I have ever done. I don’t see GOD moving in her but He has moved in me and I have experienced so much spiritual growth. I am praying and waiting with expectancy and hope even when I don’t see any change in the natural. He has gifted me to encourage others while I’m going through this and that is so humbling. But at times I get frustrated waiting on God and I need the encouragement. Thank you for your words! Pray for me!

    • Dwan, I’m praying for your marriage, asking God to bring restoration as He breathes renewed love and commitment back into your relationship. May you both be open to His healing power that mends broken hearts and heals wounds.

  50. Simply BEAUTIFUL…..

  51. Dear Leah,
    May God bless you richly and continue to fill you with the Holy Spirit. Your message today was exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you for taking the time to be part of this ministry and for sharing the truth of God’s word with all of us. God bless you dear sister in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Always His,
    Brittany

  52. Teresa Draper says:

    TRUTH FOR TODAY:
    Isaiah 30:15a, “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength …'” (NIV) My favorite verse in all of the Bible. Learning to let go an let God is the biggest, on-going challenge in my life. What I picked up from your devotion today, is the possibility that I am not waiting expectantly anymore. In fact, so much has gone wrong for me, I am more likely to expect the worst. I’m going to pray Isaiah 30:15a this week and recover my confidence that God is in control and knows exactly what I need. Then, I will leave my doubt, worry and strife at the foot of the cross. Thanks much again. You know how I rely on your posts, Teresa D.

  53. I needed this today. I have been waiting so long sometimes I feel this hopelessness. Then I find a word somewhere and I am restored and feeling more hopeful and feeling my Trust in God strengthened. Thank you for this word. Lets me know Im not the Christian feeling this way sometimes. Im so grateful!

  54. I am thankful for this message today. My husband and I found out just a couple weeks ago that I am pregnant with our fourth child ( it was a surprise) We are excited but a little nervous since we had not planned on having anymore and our youngest two will only be 14 months apart! yikes! I was already beginning to question how we were going to financially afford another child when my husand called to tell me this morning that the security contract he has been working was canceled! I have a good job and am very thnkful for it but it is still nearly impossible to supprt a family of our size on one salary. I need to pray for help and know that God has a plan and will always provide for my family.

  55. Lisa Gonzalez says:

    Hello Proverbs 31, todays daily word was just for me. But of course for many others. Constant waiting and anticipating God’s answer sometimes at 11:59:59 you sweat waiting. But you mentioned maybe the hope has gone and your about to give up. We work at not giving up, sometimes we know that is not an option. I realized we must stand and wait upon the Lord with Hope and prepared to receive the blessings he has for us, not fretting, complaining or crying, just wait, He has made the promises He is there and will come through just wait. Honor God by your obedience. Amen

  56. I am in the midst of so many storms that I need prayer for. My Dad passed away two weeks ago of an abdominal aneurysm. Along with grieving, I’m am desperately looking for a job and a place to live for my children and myself. With everything going on, my prayers have been sporadic. I usually pray in between the tears when I am so overwhelmed I don’t know what else to do. Right now, it seems that’s the only time I remember to pray. I am going to make a point of setting a time each day to just pray. I believe that is the only way that our lives will get better.

  57. This post was very encouraging, my husband and I are believing God to bless us with a child..I’ve been trying just 3 months, but we all know how that evil ol’ devil works, trying to plant seed of doubt, worry, and anxiety. I’m trusting God that although my flesh doesn’t agree at times, that He knows what’s best and His timing is perfect. I pray for everyone on this post. God be with you and keep you until the waiting period is over! Amen

  58. Mary-Emily Cameron says:

    I know what I want, but is it God’s Plan for me? In this instance, it is marriage. Am I to pray I meet the right man or am I to pray to know and accept God’s will that His answer is “No?” I’m 66 and wonder if I’ll ever know the happiness of marriage.

  59. Thank you for this message. I do believe it’s for me because I’ve been disappointed about not receiving the I’ve asked and prayed for soooo long. Everyday, I tell God that I just don’t understand and it’s getting worst! I decided to not wait and believe anymore, not because I don’t trust he will do it, it’s because I am tired to wait!!! It’s Painful in my emotions, my heart,… I don’t even know if I will praise him if the answer comes. Because it took too much time, and I am already hurted by the situation. The saddest thing there is that I can’t stop loving God, my heart is stuck with him and that makes the thing worst when you are hurted by the person you love the most. I hope I could believe again something good will rise from that… But I can’t, this is too much.

  60. desiree magana says:

    Thank you, as other have said i think this was ment for me… it seems that the times i am needing the lord something always comes to light in regards to the bible etc… ty

  61. Thank you for posting this. I feel like this was meant for me. I have been divorced for 11 years and have been praying for a loving, caring, God loving man. I have been wondering if God is ever going to answer my prayers.
    I also have several medical issues and keep wondering if that is the reason why I haven’t met anyone.
    It’s really hard to have faith when I feel so left out. I get depressed quite often.

  62. Thank you for this post. I am praying for a godly man to date and marry. I have prayed for many years now and, with seemingly all of my friends coupled up or married, married with kids–heck, even kids I’ve seen grow up in ministry getting married–it has been difficult.

    Sometimes I feel a little crazy for praying and believing but I know God has a plan.

  63. isaiah 30:15-18 has been my verse the last two years. I am finally figuring it out it feels like i have been on hold for the last two years. I did discover another verse Isaiah 25: 9 & 28:12, 13 are newly discovered verses i found. I believe he wants my heart and i will not be shaken or move until while i am where God wants me to be. I want to be like Moses in Exodus 33:14 And He said, “My presence will go with you, and i will give you rest. Then he said to Him, If Your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.” The rest of the story going to school for 3 years while attending i broke my foot and lost my job. I finished school very worn year 1 just needing a lot of rest sleeping 12 hours a day for a month. I always looking for my life back to what my last reality was before i went to school. It doesnt work that way because we are in process of change into Christs image of us. I dont know what is going to happen for my future just trying to study to get my medical coding cpc credentialing to finish up my school while then i am studying and working retail while i try to pass my test and work part time. I am still learning the waiting room lessons; I know i am trying to commune with god with God. I am trying to be quiet and focus on God while he gives me rest for my journey.

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  65. Irene Platt says:

    Four years and six months. If it were only me and my husband, well that would be one thing. I have two children, 22 and 13, both students and we have been walking around in the desert with them in tow. It has also affected my extended family dramatically as well. God is still God even when the Heavens are silent.

  66. What a great story. I struggle with my prayer life lately. There are days where I just want to give up. Just as I feel like giving up, I have a great day like yesterday. I don’t always get my prayers answered, or in a way that I want it to-but sometimes it’s something ever better, something I never thought to ask-even for a moment. You just never know what might happen. What you wish for and pray for, isn’t always what’s best for you or those around you. You can’t always depend and count on people, but you can always, always count on God.

  67. Not 20 minutes before this I screamed at the top of my very being to God, why won’t you heal me or kill me? You have no idea what a blessing it was for me to read your words today, at this very moment. God has put a dream in my heart since I was a small child, and just with those dreams were beginning to be realized I was struck by a sudden illness. I had to learn to completely abandon those dreams and lay them at His feet. I have been to 27 doctors and no one can figure out what is wrong with me. I suffer on a daily basis. I am addicted to pain medication. I have always been the one that others go to for comfort, but I have lost my will to serve others. The seed of hope is me was dying. I felt so damaged and broken, abandoned and unimportant. I feel your message was written and planned by God before I even prayed this prayer, just for me to know that my Father knows me, loves me, and hears me. Thank you for being His vessel.

  68. Hello Leah! Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL post and reminder. It seems it is affirmation of prayer of the past few weeks. I have been praying for a miracle regarding the purchase of our house. We have lived here for 12 years and have been given the opportunity to turn rent into mortgage from my parents. They are willing to sell us the house for literally pennies. Our credit is terrible but God keeps telling me EXACTLY what you have said here today, WAIT BE PATIENT and THANK HIM FOR EVERYTHING! Thanksgiving most especially even for the bad stuff. I am realizing that this situation has been a saving grace as it has brought me to my knees and forced me to look up to him every moment of the day in hope and expectancy. It is positively beautiful and as fearful as I am that the bank will laugh us out the front door the circumstances have made me feel like I am snuggled right up against our dear sweet Jesus and He has his arms wrapped tightly around me. I can really feel it. It is an awesome feeling! Thank you so much for this affirmation. I have no idea what will happen if the bank says no, please pray that they don’t and if they do please pray we don’t screw up and we can turn our financial lives around. I can’t say thank you enough please pray with me over the course of the next few weeks that Jesus can work this miracle for us!

  69. So I have been totally skipping out on my devotions 🙁
    Feeling down this evening and went to read todays devotion, but saw this one instead. Can we talk about The Lord slapping a girl in the face! I so needed this! Today, not on the 6th (two days ago) but today. And He knew that. Because He knows exactly what I need and when I need it and He will supply all my needs. Now if only I could stop being so darn human and stubborn and impatient!

    Thanks for all you do!

  70. mom of three says:

    Thank you for this devotion. I have been not so patiently waiting on God to answer a huge prayer request. My husband Phillip and I met in church. Soon after getting married he drifted away from church. We’ve been married for 10 years and my heart is burdened by him not joining us at church every week. I take my children to church and so wish he would take on his role of spiritual head of our family. After reading your devotion I know that I cannot give up. God will come through. I am thankful for the moments that he seems interested in my outreach ministry. I’m not sure if this will change his heart but I know that it’s my calling. Please whisper a prayer for us and for continued strength for me to carry on while I wait on His response. Thank you.

  71. Thank you for this devotion. God made me read it today for a reason. It’s easier said than done but I’m trusting God to move like He always does.

  72. desirae hoyle says:

    I to have been waiting for a prayer. I say the same prayer over and over. I was starting to get discouraged and came across your blog. I feel like I was meant to read this and I will walk by faith.

  73. i know this is an older post..but why would this reader Amanda Taylor put something
    like that on this site that is for true devotionals..& talking about God; this man, whoever he is, is not God…she needs help….

  74. Thank you so much for your message of encouragement! About two months ago, I left the homosexual lifestyle behind me and am trusting the Lord to direct my life. I am praying so much for my old partner, Tanner, to open his heart and mind to the truth of the Word and to trust the Lord to direct his life also and give up the homosexual lifestyle. I witnessed (gently) to him and told him that I would continue to pray for him. And I know that I planted a seed in his heart and mind, but he is only 20 years old, and he told me that he doesn’t feel there is anything wrong with living that lifestyle. I pray so much that the blindness from Satan and this world will be taken away from him, but the waiting is so hard. I just can’t give up. Please pray for me…for strength…and also for Tanner, that he will be receptive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. I love him so much (as a friend now…NOT a partner or boyfriend) and I want to see him truly saved! Thanks!

  75. Walking in Faith says:

    Thank you for helping me wait upon the Lord. I’ve been praying and fasting for a breakthrough with my marriage in reconciliation and restoration. I pray for victory over my marriage and allow it to be restored as it is God’s Will. It has been hard because it isn’t fast and having these bible verses will help me not get discouraged and to continue to stand on God’s word and promises.

  76. I’ve been waiting a LONG time (like…19 years long) believe God to heal my daughter…and I’m still waiting. Instead of getting better, it keeps getting worse. She’s had 6 brain surgeries and takes multiple medications to try to control seizures. So far, nothing has worked. Worse than all the treatments, seizures and medications is the depression she lives in. It’s heartbreaking. After 19 years, I’m starting to think God’s answer is no. It’s all so sad. Of course I can’t help but wonder why…and when?? Like when is this going to get better for her? I know He cares and loves her…but maybe there are some people who just don’t ever receive the miracle even when they pray, believe, trust and persevere.

  77. leah, i really really like how you said “I thank God for the answered prayers and miracles in my past.” i do the same. i still cry tears of joy when i think of all my prayers God has answered and miracles in my past. i am extremely thankful and i want Him to know that. i tell Him all the time. i always and still thank Him. right now i have my heart set on a house i really really want and all i need is a down payment on it. would you please do me a favor leah? would you please say a prayer for me? please pray for help in purchasing a house i really really want and have my heart set on in Jesus name amen. i know with God anything is possible and He can answer my prayers because He has in the past. i am just waiting on a miracle and i know He has heard all my prayers so i will try to wait expectantly. thank you God for the answers to my prayers i expect to come.

  78. Cindy lucas says:

    Just wanted to thank you for all your help! Your spell is amazing and got my man back. Now to clarify, it had already been some time since we had even spoken to each other, and I was really starting to miss him. but since i contacted kizzekpespells@outlook.com.to bring him back, and it worked! … I could not have done it without you! We are now blissfully celebrating our Birthdays together, and are even planning a beach getaway just us two.

    Thank you sooooo much!!!

  79. krely almario says:

    It’s almost 1 yr,since I graduated from college yet I dn’t have a job because I chose to focus more on my board exam. When time came and I’m ready to have a job— I got disappointed because I wasn’t hired . I had been through many interviews,demo teachings,exam yet none of the schools I applied call back.I am very anxious and my self-confidence got low. But because of this prayer I think I have to set my mind ,in much positive side. I WILL WAIT LORD ,yes I will .Ilove you and thank you.

  80. krely almario says:

    It’s almost 1 yr,since I graduated from college yet I dn’t have a job because I chose to focus more on my board exam. When time came and I’m ready to have a job— I got disappointed because I wasn’t hired . I had been through many interviews,demo teachings,exams yet none of the schools I applied call back.I am very anxious and my self-confidence got low. But because of this prayer I think I have to set my mind ,in much positive side. I WILL WAIT LORD ,yes I will .Ilove you and thank you.

  81. I’m thankful for being directed here.I was searching for reasons prayers aren’t answered.I’ve learned that God still answers in His own time and according to His will.I been praying for healing for my daughter for years and for a wonderful God fearing husband.Sometimes I feel so discouraged and lonely but my faith and strength has been renewed after reading some of the wonderful news here today and I’m asking for prayers for myself and my family that God will bless and keep us while we wait for His answer.I’m thanking Him in advance because I kno that someday He will send His very best answer,one that’s more than I could have ever hoped for.Thanks for your prayers

  82. Sometimes you just read someth ing and know that you were suppose to stumble upon it. I am in a very interesting relationship and own what to do. Both he and I agree that God placed the two of us in each others lives and we were talking about marriage with in our red date or so. It has now been a little over a year and slnot even a proposal has taken place. We are nlteyibg to com none his 5 kids all under the age of 14 and my 2. One is 20 and one is 16. The 16 year old is the only one at home and he only gets to see two of his kids on a pretty regular schedule though which is great bc I always wanted a big family. I am not sure how he feels about me or even marriage bc he just told his mother that he thinks a couple should li ve together first. He used to say that I should be married before living together. He has pulled out of church and acts differently. his family of course are in his side and s ing think he does anything wrong but they are xhristains and I can’t understand why they won’t help with what I going on bc they want us married just as much as I do. I dont know what is going on or what he is going through we are now taking a break, it’s been two days and I can’t hardly breath, I have had r hours of sleep in the past two days and I have just stayed in my bible, my bible app and any no d ps Christian readings I can find. Prayer prayer and more prayer is too of my priority list and I asked God if he would just being him back to me and make us stronger than ever together through Christ and in Christ. I have prayed for clarification , do I go to him, do I wait for him to come to me, he is the most literal man I have ever k own so I’m trying to be patient, and wait it out, be still and listen for direction from God, but I must be doing something wrong bc I haven’t heard anything I dont think. however i feel like God has shown me things, because I get images of us together throughout the way and I feel as I it is God showing me these images to give me hope. I pray I am correct .all of that to say this ia my testimony, we don’t have the perfect relationship but we do have the perfect father, I believe that these glimpse are from out father and I beleive I stumbled across this webpage for a reason. God is good all the time. and in his time i believe he will bring the two do is back togther. Maybe he has him bc he is trying to reconnect with him and he couldn’t do that one on one with me around. Please pray for us and with me. Thank you all so very much and remeber prayers are so powerful. Love and blessings to you all

  83. Robert Moore says:

    Hey Leah, I just wanted to thank you so much for allowing the holy spirit to lead you in writing what you just shared with us. Sometimes in waiting especially when so much time passes, the desperation I have felt in my hours of need; those feelings as I getting older of total inadequacy, feeling like a total failure, wondering what and why, doubting myself thinking maybe its just me. And of course those moments where doubt creeps in during those season of isolation, I have experienced times where I just wanted to give up, even lowering my standards so that away I don’t hold the disappointments that linger in my heart.

    Yes, the wait is tough, challenging and at times have driven me to tears, feeling powerless and hopeless. Gods word is the foundation that carries us thru. Whenever I speak his word over my heart, I get a renewed since of hope knowing that God hasn’t forgotten about me; after reading this, I go away encourage knowing that I am not alone.

    Thank you sooooo much for this beautiful testimony and may you continue to be blessed coming and going!

    Sincerely

    Robert

  84. chrisnel villegas says:

    Wow that was meant for me,,,thank you very muchmuch.

  85. Hello, my name is LOPEZ SOPHIA, and I base in UK. My life is back!!! After 3 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with three kids . I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr. Jubrin, which i met on line. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet,I came across allot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. i also come across one particular testimony,it was about a woman called BECKY,she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped Dr. Jubrin email address. After reading all these,I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48 hours, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before Dr. Jubrin, is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man… If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve all your problems for you. Contact Dr. Jubrin on his email: jubrinwati@yahoo. com

  86. Helen Schirmer says:

    I am not sure the average single Christian woman will persevere with sincere hope as you have. Perhaps you are able to hold on to hope as you are getting asked out alot on dates, even if the men are not very promising. The rub is where women are not getting asked out at all. If a Christian woman is very physically attractive, she will naturally get lots of offers as I think single Christian men can put an extra high priority on the physical looks of Christian women. I know someone a a teen that got tons of attention and dates from Christian men because they were so enamored with her looks. Ironically often later, these same guys would say they were kinda bored on their date with her and she was not warm and interesting. What about the other decently attractive Christian women? Many with very interesting and sunny personalities. Why weren’t these same women getting asked out on dates? Many Christian single men view themselves as a great catch and they want to make sure their marriage partner choice is the best they can get. They are looking for someone that will hold their sexual interest. They do not want regrets because they did not search long enough and get the very best. They also like the idea of having a hot girlfriend to squire around that other Christian guys envy . I dated non believers as Christian men did not ask me out. Same with alot of my girlfriends. We all eventually found attractive husbands, but the Christian men all had their eyes on a select few in our church. I never saw God bring attractive godly men into our lives. I would have loved it as would my girlfriends, but we wanted to get married and have families. We did not have Christian prospects and did not want to remain single for life. We just did not have Christian men pursuing. These so called Christian marriages do not look anymore stable than among non believer today. It just does not seem to me that waiting on God is beneficial today. There are so many Christian women waiting with no marriages taking place. God never brought about marriages in the Bible accounts. Families, churches, and friends handled getting couples together. That does not happen today. If churches put the money they spend opposing gay rights instead on promoting marriage, changing negative attitudes about marriage, and holding husband and wives accountable, marriage might become something desired and respected again. God’s plan for marriage was for the vast majority of people to have. It is the bedrock of our church and communities. Sad that today it is so difficult to bring about.

  87. This article sharing spoke to me — and thru God’s Word as the Guide! Powerful.
    I’ve been facing many doubts in my relationship these days (feel I want to give up since I feel ignored by a brother whom I dearly loved and cared about). I thought he was the right person — but somehow he has become distant. He doesn’t want to reveal to others — and it seems dead ended right now. I’ve cried too many tears over him — and I should stop.
    God’s love is eternal — and it is a good reminder to wait on the Lord to provide for the best.

    SO, I still await patiently (trying not to let the Valentine’s day vibe bother me too much). …. some days are hard. However, I know my Lord will guide me through as I return daily reading His Word.

    Prayers for peace and reconciliation. I don’t know if I can return to that kind of relationship — but I await for my potential “future” spouse where ever he may be.
    Be blessed.

  88. Thank you so much for this inspiring message. My husband and I have been separated for a month now and every time I try to resolve the issue, he just can’t seem to forgive me. I have not cheated, he just did not love me anymore. We have 2 beautiful kids, 5 year old and a 1 year old toddler. I have bee asking God to help me restore my marriage as I do not want my kids to be a victim of a divorcee parent. Sometime I got out of my way to try and salvage m marriage and it always turns our relationship into a much worse state. I am learning now to have faith in God and let him do his part at his own time.

  89. Jonathan says:

    He does know our desires of our hearts but doesn’t mean we will get them or anything. He only wants his way, his will. My hope is completely broken in him, but I do have faith he has some random plan.

  90. Lame what about all your brothers and sisters if you were a true believer you would share ypur blessings not ypur empty words much like the empty tummys of the people you are around. Bet you never even look at those who need to busy patting yourself on the back? Claiming gods blesses you really? Thats like saying sorry he only blesses me not the hungry kids that are suffering satan rules this world not god go re read your bible

  91. Gloria Sosa says:

    I woke up this morning filled with so much doubt, fear and worry. The first thing I did when I got to work this morning was “how do i trust God to restore” and this page popped up. Thank goodness it did! My husband filed for divorce 3 weeks ago and I am praying for restoration. At this point we have both hurt each other and he just doesn’t think he can forgive me and love me that way he used to. However, I know that we serve a God that is in the restoration business and that he sees what we cannot. I will continue to pray in the midst of this storm and wait on Him because He is good and He is faithful. Thank you for the little boost of encouragement I needed this morning <3

  92. Hi Leah! Thank you so much for writing this post,it has helped me to stay hopeful.I was born into a very loving Hindu family and came to Christ 15 years ago. I have prayed for my parents,grandparents,uncles and aunts to be saved for almost 10-15 years now, my grandparents are in their 90’s.Almost 6 years ago when I cried in desperation asking God why he hasn’t spoken to my family yet, He spoke to me through His word and asked me to sow the seed and that he will give the increase. Though I have spoken to my family many a times about my faith, I did not clearly explain the gospel to them until then so I prayed and took time to talk to them individually. First with my mom. I asked my mom” Amma! Would you stop loving me if I couldn’t come first in a race?” to which my mom replied” No, why would I?”. I told her Jesus loves you and knows that your good works will always fall short of His standards for righteousness.Every other religion asks you to run the race and if you have done good you will go to heaven but Jesus loves you no matter what and he ran the race for you and all he wants you to do is to confess your sin and repent and believe that he died on the cross for you. She listened but she respects Jesus as one of the many gods but not as the only way to heaven. I spoke to my dad who is a loving,compassionate humanitarian who believes that there is a super power somewhere but doesn’t believe Jesus is God. I wrote a letter to my grandfather and explained to him the gospel and that I want to see him when I go to heaven. I gave a bible to my grandmother. I sowed the small seed that I could and I have continued to pray ever since.
    Lately my grandfather has been diagnosed with dementia and he hardly recognizes his own children and has been very weak. I am struck with such grief and anger and I cried out to God asking him why he did not speak to my grandfather yet, I prayed specifically asking God to speak to him through dreams as the book of Joel says”In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”I fear I will never know if God spoke to my grandfather through a dream and where his soul would go. It kills me to think that his soul would be separated eternally from the living God. I am at a place of doubt, anger and total spiritual exhaustion in terms of trusting to continue to pray.Your post encouraged me. I would greatly appreciate your prayers and any testimonies of God answering your prayers for family/friends salvation. I feel time is running out and I want to be at peace with God about this.

  93. Hello, assholes! Who told you that God exists? You’ll think again! Start learning what’s really interesting, what will help you grow! Instead of sitting on his pants, he believes in what is not. Thank you)
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  94. IMOGEN RILEY says:

    I saw a testimony about Dr Mack of some sort in a blog I visit for relationship and marriage counseling problems and I just thought it was fake but I thought i should try it out*maybe out of desperation of some sort*..and I contacted Dr Mack..At first everything felt dreamy and unbelievable, his consultations and solution was a little bit easy and strange and I was scared a little cos I heard read and heard lots of stories of fake spell casters and scammers ripping people off their money..I played along with a little hope and and faith and I was sent some few stuffs after everything and it worked like a miracle,everything went to a new direction,it was and is amazing…I guess it was all good faith that made me read That particular post that faithful day..I hope he could help other people too like he did for me…I got everything I wanted and wished for*my husband,my family and my life back*his address is -dr_mack@yahoo. com,

  95. Oh how I needed to hear this! I recently quit my high stress job because I was sure it was God telling me to. It felt so right. But now it’s been 2 weeks and no answer as to what next. I keep hearing “wait”, but bills will be coming due. What do I do now?

  96. Jillian Fink says:

    I NEVER BELIEVED IN LOVE SPELLS UNTIL I MET THIS WORLD’S TOP SPELL CASTER. HE IS REALLY POWERFUL AND COULD HELP CAST SPELLS TO BRING BACK EX LOVER, I’M HAPPY & A LIVING TESTIMONY COS THE MAN I HAD WANTED TO MARRY LEFT ME 2 WEEKS BEFORE OUR WEDDING AND MY LIFE WAS UPSIDE DOWN COS OUR RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN ON FOR 2YEARS… I REALLY LOVED HIM, BUT HIS MOTHER WAS AGAINST US. SO WHEN I MET THIS SPELL CASTER, I TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED AND EXPLAINED THE SITUATION OF THINGS TO HIM..AT FIRST I WAS UNDECIDED,SKEPTICAL AND DOUBTFUL, BUT I JUST GAVE IT A TRY. AND IN 3 DAYS WHEN I RETURNED TO MY COUNTRY, MY BOYFRIEND(NOW HUSBAND) CALLED ME BY HIMSELF AND CAME TO ME APOLOGIZING FOR EVERYTHING HIM AND HIS MOTHER HAS DONE TO ME..I DIDN’T BELIEVE IT COS THE SPELL CASTER ONLY ASKED FOR SOME VITAL INFORMATION WHICH I FORWARDED TO HIM…I AM HAPPY TO SAY WE ARE HAPPILY MARRIED, IN CASE ANYONE NEEDS THE SPELL CASTER FOR SOME HELP, HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS; DR_MACK@YAHOO. COM…… HOPE HE HELPS YOU OUT

  97. Thank you so much for the word of advice. All I need pr want is for God to make me His vessel, I know He loves me unconditionally, but I feel like I have not fulfilled His purpose. Please God help me to feel your presence in my life at all times. I need to hear Your sweet voice, please open my eyes and ears in The Mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

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